‘Mister Miracle: The Great Escape’ showcases love in a dystopian world



MISTER MIRACLE: The Great Escape, written by Varian Johnson and illustrated by Daniel Isles, appears to be a DC Comics graphic novel about escaping from a dystopian world but is actually a romance.

Niall Danahey, Reporter

In the graphic novel “Mister Miracle: The Great Escape,”  protagonist Scott Free is trying to escape from the tyrant of the book, “Granny.” Her required name “Granny” is forced upon them to make them feel less than, as she is an oppressive ruler of their society running day-to-day life. Furries, the highest members of the society, are her servants, one of which Scott Free falls in love with.

Mister Miracle: The Great Escape,” written by Varian Johnson with art by Daniel Isles, is a surprising book — an unexpected romance based in a sci-fi dystopia with an extremely interesting storyline with many twists and turns.

This is a page-turner and once I first picked it up I couldn’t set it back down. It seemed like it might be a dull book due to the lack of context in the first chapter, but the story became more and more interesting as new information was revealed. The many twists in this book will keep you on your toes and make you want to keep reading.

Readers aren’t given a ton of information on the dystopian society, which leads the reader to imagine based on information from the pictures. This book has a great way of giving you enough information while also making you use your imagination. The story leaves things to the imagination on purpose to make the reader enjoy the book more.

One problem with this book, as with many graphic novels, is the length. It only has about 200 pages of pictures and words, which can be read in about an hour. This can be good if you want a nice quick read, if you are a slow reader or if you don’t have much time.

If you like romance with a hint of sci-fi and having a fair share of surprises, you will probably like “Mister Miracle: The Great Escape.” It gives insight into possible dystopian societies and makes you think about what the world might be like in the future.